The New York Underwater Photographic Society is a community for anyone interested in underwater photography and underwater video. We meet once a month, typically on the first Tuesday, to discuss one thing and one thing only – underwater imaging. Sometimes we have a world reknowned guest like  David Doubilet, Howard Schatz and Emory Kristof, and sometimes we just meet share images on a specific theme.  No matter what type of presentation it is, our goal is simple – to promote the art of underwater imagery in the greatest city in the world – New York.

Meet The Team

Everything NYUPS does is free, and it is managed by a group of volunteers and underwritten by DivePhotoGuide.com. Our small but passionate team consists of:

Matt Weiss

Matt Weiss is a founding member of NYUPS. He is a photographer, journalist, traveler and fish watcher living in New York City. He is the owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of DivePhotoGuide.com, a leading underwater photography media publication with over 50,000 worldwide monthly readers. In 2011, Matt co-founded Scuba Diver Through The Lens, the world’s first international underwater photography print magazine which is distributed in New York, Munich and Singapore.

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Larry Cohen

Larry is a founding member of the New York Underwater Photo Society. He is a past president of The NYC Sea Gypsies dive club and is on the committee of Oceanblue Divers dive club. At B&H Photo, Larry provides Live Chat and email support for customers looking for underwater gear. Larry’s photos have appeared in such publications as Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Diver, Immersed Magazine, Sub Aqua Journal, Alert Diver and Northeast Dive News. His photos have also appeared in books such as National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes.

Joe Tepper

Joseph Tepper is the Associate Editor for Divephotoguide.com and Scuba Diver-Through the Lens, the world’s first global underwater photo print magazine. Although only 21 years old, Joseph has been exploring and photographing the world’s oceans for nearly a decade. When not contributing to DPG, Joseph attends New York University for journalism and anthropology, and writes for the NY Daily News.